Variety is the spice of Zanzibari music

From outside, Afropop, classical music, reggae and hip-hop compete with the cacophony created by trucks and construction machinery

A guide to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

With five stages, 40 acts spread over two days and more than 30,000 fans expected, the festival can be a bewildering, if exhilarating, experience. Here’s a ...

Help for new musicians

Fund has been staging shows for years

Talkin’ ’bout my generation

Baby Boomers will spend money on music — if it’s from the golden age of rock

Hitting the right note at the Mozart Festival

This year’s festival provides a meeting place of African and Western art music

Musical tribute to Nelson Mandela

Concord Nkabinde and David Klassen have put together a unique concert that uses Mandela’s own voice and words in a show that marries live music and the spoken ...

Grammy Awards: The right note

It’s music’s biggest night and the album that comes out of the Grammy Awards is also one of the biggest sellers

24K Magic: Bruno Mars’s magical, masterly tour

Music fans will be looking out for this album in their Christmas stockings

Cape Town International Jazz Festival: Walking a tightrope

The festival line-up will please the jazz police and keep the revellers joyful

Double bassist Jephta take a bow

Even before his debut as a leader, Benjamin Jephta had established himself as a bassist of choice

Picnic-style music festival Jam Jozi

Live-music lovers are in for a treat this weekend when the two-day Jam Jozi festival kicks off at Jo’burg’s Montecasino

Mango Groove: Getting their groove on

Double album is a combination of old and new, celebrating SA music greats while setting the group on a new track

The season for singers

In the view of vocalist Ranee Lee, "Jazz is like a tree going through the seasons: there are times in which the leaves die and fall away and the tree goes to ...

Scores of talent

Composer Philip Miller talks to Gwen Ansell about his many collaborations, including his work on the TV series Roots

Music: Keys to a new world

Piano duo stuffs torn sheets of paper, latex, scarves, a pair of saggy green pantyhose and a collection of toothpaste boxes inside the pianos before starting ...